Sunday, June 2, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 2


1920 Revolt against British started when sheikh in mid-Euphrates refused British taxation arrested
and freed by tribe 1920 Revolt
1920 Ex-Ottoman Iraqi officers marched from Syria to Tal Afar hoping to spark revolt against British there
Joined by Shammar and Jabouri tribes
(Musings On Iraq book review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1924 UK run Baghdad Times said if Anglo-Iraq Treaty not ratified Iraq would lose Mosul to Turks
(Musings On Iraq article on how Mosul province became part of Iraq)
1941 Jamil al-Midfai named PM in new govt after PM Gaylani overthrown by British Declared martial law
1941 Anti-Jewish pogrom the Farhud in Baghdad continued until curfew imposed 187 killed in 2 days
1941 Regent of Iraq ordered end to anti-Jewish Farhud pogrom
1941 British intel officer asked why British troops weren’t sent into Baghdad to stop Farhud Thought didn't
want to upset Regent
1941 UK 20th Indian Brigade ordered from Basra to Baghdad to help secure area
(Musings On Iraq book review of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
1981 Iran’s Defense Minister Chamran killed at the front
1982 Gulf Cooperation Council offered peace plan to end Iran-Iraq War Israeli invasion of Lebanon ended
plan
1988 Ayatollah Khomeini made Speaker Rafsanjani commander and chief of all Iranian forces
Demanded war be won in 6 months Rafsanjani came to believe diplomatic solution needed to be found to end war
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Tom Cooper on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War)
1991 Demonstrations in Dohuk Irbil Sulaymaniya Diyabil with Kurds demanding US forces stay in
Kurdistan to protect them Police stations and Baath offices attacked
2002 Czech Inter Min claimed 9/11 hijacker Atta went to Prague and met with Iraqi intel officer
2002 Iraq arrested Abdul Yasin involved in 1993 World Trade Center bombing Conspiracy theorists would
later say this was proof Iraq involved in bombing
(Musings On Iraq article on Mylroie’s Iraq conspiracy theories)
2003 Blair said Iraq’s WMD would be found
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2003 State Dept memo said too early to say captured trailers Iraq mobile WMD labs
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
2003 Iraqi scientist dug up 200 blueprints for centrifuges for Iraq’s nuclear program and gave them to US
forces
2003 Gen Franks told CPA’s Bremer disbanding Iraqi military was a mistake
2003 1,000 ex-soldiers protested outside Green Zone over CPA disbanding Iraqi military
2003 Bremer approved Justice Dept program to hire DynCorp to provide 6000 trainers to rebuild Iraqi police
(Musings On Iraq interview with Col Ted Spain on how US struggled to establish law and order in post-invasion Iraq)  
(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how US failed to develop the Iraqi police)
2004 Survey Iraqis seeing US as liberators went from 88% in Oct 03 to 43% in Apr 04 Wanted US to leave
17% Oct 03 to 57% Oct 04
2004 Iranian intel officers arrested in Baghdad plotting attacks
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
2004 Iraqi Governing Council convinced UN envoy Brahimi to include them in Allawi’s interim govt
2007 ISI’s Abu Omar al-Baghdadi told local commanders in Baghdad to stop fighting Islamic Army
of Iraq Dispute would be mediated
(Musings On Iraq article on splits within insurgency)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval War College’s Prof Whiteside on ISI leader Abu Omar al-Baghdadi)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2009 Cheney said never any evidence linking Iraq with 9/11 Cheney had promoted story that 9/11 hijacker
Atta met with Iraqi intelligence in 2001
2010 Adm Mullen said ISI had been devastated by deaths of leadership
2010 Pres Barzani met with Turkish PM Erdogan to talk about security
2011 Obama told PM Maliki wanted Iraq parliament to approve stay behind US forces Maliki disagreed
saying no new deal needed
(Musings On Iraq book review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)
2011 Survey Iraqis seeing country going in right direction 45% in Nov 2010 Wrong direction 49% in Mar
2011
2011 Human Rights Watch report govt arrested and beat protest leaders in Baghdad
2011 PM Maliki ordered investigation of Trade Bank in Iraq after refused to back deal made by Maliki with
S. Korean company
2013 Report Sadr got into argument with Hezbollah’s Nasrallah over backing Assad in Syria
2013 Sadr accused Asaib Ahl Al-Haq of trying to assassinate leaders in his movement in Baghdad
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
2015 US sent 2000 AT4 anti-tank missiles to Iraq to help fight car bombs
2015 Badr objected to US helping retake Ramadi
(Musings On Iraq interview with Ahmed Ali on fall of Ramadi)
(Musings On Iraq article on the history of Badr Organization)

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